6th Annual Internal Medicine Research Symposium – Finding the Right Treatment for the Right Patient: Precision Research

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Jun 9 2017
  • Community Event
  • Jun 9, 2017, 12:00 AM-12:00 AM
  • Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman Street, Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine is hosting its sixth annual research symposium Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, 2017, at Kingsgate Marriott, 151 Goodman Drive. The event is titled “Finding the Right Treatment for the Right Patient: Precision Research.”
“The research symposium is one of the venues provided on an annual basis to assist internal medicine in creating an environment that encourages, stimulates and promotes research and researchers,” says Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, associate chair for translational research in the department and professor of infectious diseases.
“This two-day event will bring together researchers and trainees from our Academic Health Center and the larger research community at the University of Cincinnati,” explains Fichtenbaum, also a UC Health physician. “The symposium presents an opportunity for our researchers and trainees to share ideas and challenges across our divisions and to form new collaborations.”
The Department of Internal Medicine comprises nine divisions with more than 280 faculty as clinicians, scientists and investigators. It is the largest unit of full-time geographic faculty in the College of Medicine and is responsible for $75 million in research funding including $12.8 million in new awards during the 2016-17 academic year.
A Trainees’ Research Grand Rounds will launch the symposium on the morning of Friday, June 9, in CARE/Crawley Atrium. Bruce Sullenger, PhD, Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Professor of Experimental Surgery and associate professor in molecular genetics and microbiology, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, will give the keynote address in MSB E-351 on Friday, June 9. Sullenger’s topic, “Forward and Reverse Translation with RNA Aptamers to Control Coagulation and Inflammation.”
The symposium is free and open to healthcare professionals and researchers. A complete list of activities is available online.
The symposium keynote for Saturday, June 10, will be given by Steven R. Houser, PhD, president of the American Heart Association, and professor and senior associate dean at Temple University. Houser’s topic, “The Future of Precision Medicine: Cardiac Repair and Injury.”

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